Eating fruit and vegetables gives your skin a golden glow

David Ian Perrett, Ross David Whitehead, Gozde Ozakinci

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Despite worldwide campaigns to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, intake is commonly inadequate, precipitating an estimated 2.6 million premature deaths per year worldwide. A British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship awarded to David Perrett has provided support to explore a new basis of motivating dietary change, essentially by appealing to vanity. With that support we found that eating carotenoid-rich fruit and vegetables leads to an attractive looking skin colour, and that showing people these appearance benefits can encourage dietary improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Academy Review
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • fruit
  • vegetable
  • skin colour
  • diet
  • face perception


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